The day-to-day administration and financial affairs of the Rental Vehicle Association are managed by a Wellington-based Chief Executive Officer and team, managing similar duties for the Bus and Coach Association.
Chief Executive Officer - Ben McFadgen
Ben started as the Rental Vehicle Association CEO in May 2021. Ben has a strong background in transport, as well as extensive experience in marketing and communications (brand), emergency management and international risk management. Ben has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Senior Policy Adviser - Max Dickens
Having come from Greater Wellington Regional Council, and before that, the Ministry of Transport, Max comes to the RVA with local and central government transport policy experience.
Office Manager - Kerry Wyatt
Kerry is the Rental Vehicle Association's Office Manager. Her background is in the education sector, where she spent eight years managing administration in tertiary training.
Communications Coordinator - Oliver Elms
Graduating from the University of Otago with a Bachelors in Marketing Management, Oliver uses his study and experince in the public sector to handle the marketing and communications duties of the Rental Vehicle Association.
Legal Advisor - Christina MacLeod
Christina became the legal advisor for the RVA in July 2020. In addition to her law and commerce degrees, Christina also has a postgraduate qualification in public policy and prior work experience as a parliamentary law reporter